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  • Local authority pay and grading structures

    Date:
    5 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    This article looks at the pay structure for local authority employees, set out in the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (the Green Book).

  • Redundancy payments and procedures in local authorities

    Date:
    4 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    This article looks at the framework for making compensation payments on redundancy and local authority redundancy policies in general. It also looks at various Government proposals for reforms to public-sector exit payments.

  • Discipline and dismissal of senior officers in local authorities

    Date:
    20 August 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    This article looks at local authority discipline and dismissal procedures for senior officers, and the involvement of councillors in other disciplinary action.

  • Local authority posts and functions subject to regulation

    Date:
    24 May 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    This article looks at the roles of local authority senior officers and the factors that local authority employers should take into account when appointing senior officers. It also explores other regulatory requirements specific to recruitment in local authorities.

  • Court of Appeal clarifies approach to discrimination arising from disability

    Date:
    24 May 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In City of York Council v Grosset, the Court of Appeal held that the dismissal of a teacher for showing an 18-rated film to his pupils amounted to discrimination arising from his disability, even though the school had not been aware that the teacher's conduct was linked to his disability.

  • Variation of contract: Working without protest did not mean acceptance

    Date:
    2 May 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Abrahall and others v Nottingham City Council and another, the Court of Appeal held that a number of employees who had continued to work without protest throughout a two-year pay freeze had not agreed to a variation of their contracts of employment.

  • Head teacher fairly dismissed for failure to disclose association with convicted sex offender

    Date:
    26 March 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, the Supreme Court held that a head teacher was fairly dismissed for failing to disclose her association with a convicted sex offender.

  • Constructive dismissal: Suspension was breach of implied term of mutual trust and confidence

    Date:
    31 January 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth [2017] EWHC 2019 HC, the High Court held that a teacher was constructively dismissed when she resigned in response to a knee-jerk suspension. In the circumstances of the case, the suspension had been a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence entitling the employee to resign without notice.

  • Holiday pay: Payment for voluntary overtime normally worked is part of "normal remuneration"

    Date:
    31 December 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts [2017] IRLR 870 EAT, the EAT held that payments for regularly worked voluntary overtime are part of a worker's "normal remuneration" for the purposes of calculating a week's pay in respect of a worker's holiday pay entitlement.

  • Local authority conditions of service

    Date:
    15 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    This article looks at the structure of nationally and locally negotiated conditions of service in local authorities.